Anuradha Cooray finishes 14th in London Marathon
April 21, 2013 06:17 pm
Sri Lanka’s Anuradha Cooray placed 14th with a timing of 02:17:53 in the London Marathon completed a short while ago. Over 35,000 runners took part in the marathon.
Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede won the men’s race, chasing down Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutai in the closing stages to cross the line first in front of Buckingham Palace.
Kebede, who like most competitors wore a black ribbon in honor of the Boston victims, clocked 2 hours, 6 minutes and 15 seconds to emulate his 2010 triumph in London.
The women’s race saw Olympic silver medalist Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya go one better, cruising over the line in 2:20:15 seconds for the fastest time in the world this year.
Most runners in London said they weren’t worried by the Boston bombings, and the impressive turnout of enthusiastic fans lining the routes showed the same spirit.
Thousands of runners offered tributes to those killed and injured in Boston on a glorious spring day in London. The race began after a moment of silence for the victims in Boston, and many here wore black armbands as a sign of solidarity.